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 2019 NODUS CFW
Summary:Works with visual/text references
Deadline: 16 September 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: ***Call for Works: 2019 NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series***

The Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for possible performance as part of the NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series being held November 6 and 20, and December 4 of 2019 featuring the NODUS Ensemble and the Pakk Calloway Duo. The call is open to all composers without restrictions.

For this special edition of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, works submitted should have a relationship to visual art, design, and text/literary references. Please specify this in the online application form.

Works that employ the following instrumentations will be considered:

~ NODUS Ensemble (up to 5 performers in any combination one on a part: flute (picc/alto), clarinet (Bb/bass), piano, percussion, guitar (classical and electric), violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and soprano voice – please note NO string quartets)

~ Pakk Calloway Duo (violin and cello)

~ Electro-Acoustic Works (including the NODUS Ensemble and Pakk Calloway Duo)

~ Fixed Media Works and/or Live-Electronics with or without Video

~ Installations

Due to programming considerations works over 15 minutes will not be considered.

Selected pieces will be announced through the New Music Miami ISCM Festival web site and NMM and NODUS FB pages.

Application Procedure

***Submission Deadline is September 16 (11:59 p.m. EST)***

Application Fee: $22.00 for the submission of one work, and a total of $32.50 for the submission of two works.
Entry Fee:$22
Web Site:www.newmusicmiami.org/?page_id...

 Six Memos Ensemble
Summary:1-6 performers
Deadline: 07 September 2019
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: The Six Memos Ensemble, in collaboration with Associazione “Blumen Ensemble”, Vincitore PIN – Iniziativa promossa dalle Politiche Giovanili della Regione Puglia e ARTI e finanziata con risorse del FSE – PO Puglia 2014/2020 Azione 8, is pleased to announce a call for scores in occasion of the 2020 Concert Season.

The call for works is open to all composers without restrictions of age and nationality. The pieces must have the following instrumentation that matches our ensemble, from 1 to 6 performers, among the following:

• Voice (soprano)
• Flute
• Clarinet
• Violin
• Cello
• Piano

Works submitted must last max 15’. Electronic and/or PA system are not allowed.

Application form’s deadline is on September 7th, 2019 and it must be sent to:
blumen.ensemble@gmail.com

Following documents are required:
• Application form
• Composer’s CV
• ID card
• Score
• Recording (audio and/or video or permanent link. OPTIONAL)
• Short description of the work
• Receipt of the application fee of Euro 20,00 as membership and participation fee directed to:
Associazione Culturale Blumen Ensemble
IBAN: IT43T0760104000001041721117
POSTE ITALIANE
Reason for the payment: membership and participation fee + first name + last name

Max. 5 works will be selected to be performed in the 2020 Concert Season at the incontestable discretion of the commission, made up of the Six Memos Ensemble itself.

Results of the selection will be communicated by email to the concerned composers by January 7th, 2020.

Six Memos Ensemble will be pleased to admit the selected participating in rehearsals of the concert.

Reimbursement is not provided for the performance of selected works and all the travel costs, room and board will depend on concerned people.
Entry Fee:€20
Web Site:sixmemosensemble.weebly.com/wo...

 MUSICA PROSPETTIVA 2019-20
Summary:Competition for 1–5 performers
Deadline: 20 November 2019
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: Comune di Torrita di Siena (Italy), Fondazione Torrita Cultura and Pro Loco Torrita organize an International Call for Scores for selecting compositions to be performed during the Festival Musica Prospettiva 2019-20.

PRIZES

A NEW JURY will select compositions for:
1st Prize:
– accommodation for two nights at Torrita di Siena (Italy)
– € 250
– performance of the composition
– live audio recording of the composition

2nd Prize:
– € 100
– performance of the composition
– live audio recording of the composition

DUOroboros Special Prize
(to the best composition for the full DUOroboros’ instrumentation or any subset):
– € 150
– performance of the composition
– live audio recording of the composition
– composition added to the DUOroboros repertoire for possible future performances

Composers will keep performing rights.

ELIGIBILITY
The call is open to composers of any age and nationality, to music of any genre, style, difficulty.

INSTRUMENTATION

Compositions for 1 to 5 (any combination):
DUOroboros:
–Mezzo-soprano (1 performer)
–Cello (same performer)
–Percussion (1 performer*)
–Soprano (1 performer)
–Piano (preparation allowed, 1 performer)
Electronics and amplification are not allowed.

*available percussion instruments: Vibraphone, 2 Snare Drum, 2 Bass Drum, 3 Splash Cymbals, 2 Tambourines, Crash-Ride Cymbal, 2 Crash Cymbals, Small Cymbals, 2 Tam-tams, 2 Toms, Bongos, Claves, Castanets, 2 Triangles, Flexaton, Kou-Xian, Dan Moi, Granite Blocks, Wind Chimes, Jam Block, Vibraslap, Rattles, Caxixi, Groovy Shaker, Bell Chimes, 3 Hand Cymbals, 2 Singing bowls, 2 Cowbells, Toulouhou, Slapstick.

For further details, please contact musica.prospettiva@gmail.com

DURATION
1′-15′

DEADLINE
November 20th, 2019

SUBMISSION
Any compositions are allowed, either already performed/published/recorded/awarded or not.
Submissions do not need to be anonymous.

Please send to musica.prospettiva@gmail.com
– scores in PDF format
– MP3 or link to a live or midi recording (if available)
– contact info
– date of birth (for general stathistics, will not be published, will not affect the selection process)
– (optional) short bio, program notes and/or any useful info

SUBMISSION FEE
No limits to scores you may send.
A donation (we are a non-profit organization) of € 10 for each composition submitted has to be paid via PayPal
Entry Fee:€10
Web Site:musicaprospettiva.wordpress.co...

 Vanguard Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber music for 8 players
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: Deadline: 1st September 2019
Submission: Existing score plus recording, if available (MIDI accepted) Entry fee: None
Open to: UK residents or students studying in the UK over 18

Vanguard Concert: Week commencing 20th April 2020
By 1st September 2019, please send us an anonymised pdf score of an existing work plus a recording

if available (MIDI files accepted). Guidelines for submission:
• Limit of one entry per composer
• Anonymous submissions only
• Instrumental/vocal works only
• Graphic/non-traditional scores accepted (require recording)
• No minimum/maximum length
• Incomplete submissions will not be considered
• All submission materials must be submitted to vanguardmusicsubmissions@gmail.com by the end of 1st September 2019

The scores will be placed anonymously in front of a panel of composers and performers. The panel will select composers to write new pieces for the concert in April 2020. The theme of this concert is Identity, and we want to hear what ‘identity’ means to you. The concert will keep the identities of the composers anonymous until the end, so the audience will be listening to music without any preconceptions of the composer while listening.

As part of your submission, please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/58aGF8vvQyw9NoiK6 Additional information about the composition we will be asking you to write, including the instruments available and more on the concert, is below.

Essential dates:
11:59pm 1st September 2019 – Deadline for existing scores
16th November – Compulsory meet and greet for composers, performers and organisers (in Manchester)
Late January – Workshop (in Manchester)
Late February – Final deadline for new composition March/April - Rehearsals TBC (in Manchester)
W/c 20th April 2020 – Concert (in Manchester)

Additional Information
Your new composition will be up to 8 minutes in duration, for 2-5 players. It will be recorded both in the concert and in rehearsals and will be made available to the successful composers.

Instruments to choose from:
Clarinet in Bb
Soprano saxophone
Bassoon
Tenor trombone
Violin
Viola
Cello
Percussion – vibraphone (3.5 octaves, no motor), snare drum, suspended cymbal(s), djembe

N.B. One player per instrument. Any combination of percussion accepted.

Collaborative element:
We strongly believe in making the compositional process a collaborative experience between performer and composer. As part of this concert, each composer will be paired up with 1 or 2 performers to collaborate on a short “response”. This will be up to 1’30” in duration and will respond to a specific brief/idea given to you by your paired performer(s). More information on this will be provided at the compulsory meet & greet on 16th November. We will also be fostering this collaborative environment by encouraging performers to give feedback on this commentary, as well as your main composition.

Send submissions to: vanguardmusicsubmissions@gmail.com
Form to complete alongside submission: https://forms.gle/58aGF8vvQyw9NoiK6

Web Site:drive.google.com/file/d/1y2Z5y...
Email:vanguardmusicsubmissions@gmail.com

 Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Dancers with chamber ensemble
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: For its 2020 open call for scores, Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble is looking for 3 pieces between 5-7 minutes, scored for modern dancers and small mixed chamber ensemble. As in the style of “Pictures At An Exhibition”, the music will reflect and draw inspiration from the paintings of Atlanta artist Krista M. Jones. Click on this link to view the art.

The selected scores which will be performed in Atlanta, GA in April 2020 as part of the SoundNOW music festival, performed by the Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble, professionally choreographed, recorded, and video-taped.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on September 1st 2019. Your application will remain anonymous throughout the adjudication procedure. There is no age limit to apply. Email all applications to admin@atlce.org.

You will need to submit:

1) Resume

2) Score and parts in Finale/Sibelius format WITH YOUR NAME REMOVED OR BLOCKED OUT. One submission per composer. Older or previously performed pieces are welcome. Please no handwritten scores.

3) A recording of the piece (instrumental recording or piano reduction is preferred, midi is acceptable)

Because this is for mixed ensemble, music must be some combination of more than one of the following groups (for example, you could score for clarinet-violin-trap set or viola-cello-flute, but not all strings or all winds):

Strings: Violin, viola, 'cello, bass

Winds: Flute, clarinet, saxophone

Percussion: trap set

Please keep in mind that ACE will have limited rehearsal time with the dancers, so while we want to see your best work, don't send in anything that would require 100 hours of rehearsal time. We look forward to hearing from you!

For any questions please contact admin@atlce.org
Web Site:www.atlce.org/submissions-1

 Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition 2019
Summary:Chamber music competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: Nuova Consonanza announces the XXI edition of the Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition. In partnership with Rai Radio 3, Edizioni Suvini Zerboni – Milano.

Rules:
Composers of any age and nationality are eligible.

The instrumentation includes:
Flute (also piccolo / one performer)
Clarinet (also bass clarinet / one performer)
Violin
Viola
Cello
Pianoforte

The composition may involve the whole ensemble or part of it, starting from a minimum of two players. Length of the composition must not exceed 12 minutes. Any candidate can compete anonymously with one or more works. It is possible to submit compositions that have already been played, as long as they are unpublished and have not been awarded any prize in other contests.


Entries:
Candidates are requested to submit scores (along with parts for a possible performance), by email only and in pdf format, to concorsoevangelisti@nuovaconsonanza.it

Scores and parts must be anonymous and marked with a motto.

Candidates are also requested to include in the same email:

- completed and signed registration form
- curriculum vitae;
- receipt of payment of the entry fee;
- identity document

Links to audio recordings or computer-generated audio files are welcome, but not required (please, do not attach audio files to email)
The above documents can be written in English, French or
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2019 (23:59, Gmt +2).

A € 50 entry fee for each submitted score can be paid via wire transfer to Associazione Nuova Consonanza IBAN IT44X0200805108000010653285 – BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1719
Entry Fee:€50
Web Site:www.nuovaconsonanza.it/index.p...

 4th COMPOSITION COMPETITION GMCL/JORGE PEIXINHO
Summary:Chamber competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 01 October 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: The 4th International Composition CompetitionGMCL/JorgePeixinho is organized by the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (Contemporary Music Group of Lisbon) and its main purposes are the encouragement of musical creation and his divulgation, thus contributing to the increase of the repertoire of chamber music.
Has a biennial periodicity.

Composition of the jury: Ivan Fedele (President), Gerhard Stabler, JoãoMadureira, João Pedro Oliveira, Jaime Reis and Jorge Sá Machado.
The art work and application form must be sent by registered mail, until the 1st October 2019, to the following address:

Concurso de Composição – GMCL
Rua do Varatojo, 50
2790-443 Queijas
PORTUGAL

There will be two categories within the formation of GMCL (mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Percussion and Piano):

A – Music for the Ensemble (complete formation of the group)
B – Chamber Music (minimum of four performers).

In all categories electronics may be included.

Two prizes will be awarded in each category, 1st and 2nd prizes. The winning works will have the edition of the score and parts for AVA publisher and its presentation in concert with broadcast on national radio, Antena 2.

First awards (Categories A and B) will also be assigned € 2.000 prize money.<

Lisbon, April, 2019

Contacts: gmclconcursocomposicao@gmail.com
Entry Fee:€80.00
Web Site:www.gmcl.pt/concurso-de-compos...

 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 20 October 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: ◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music
◆Organized by Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
ISCM-Chengdu section
Research Institute of Composition Technique of Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Zhou Siyuan
President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Jury
Prof. Peter Swinnen
Composer
President of International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM)

◆Requirements
The competition of this year is chamber music, and the establishment of music instruments to be selected of 1-9 instrumentalists combined willingly and the same instrument is not more than 4. (Without any electronic instrument, equipment and computer)
The composition should be under 12 minutes.

Qualifications
1. All students. (No limitation on nationalities, regions and ages).
2. The composition should be written any style and in last three years.
3. The composition must be unpublished, and must not have been awarded in any other contest prizes.
4. Each candidate is allowed to offer only one piece for the competition and should not enter for the competition with others' name.

◆How to enter
Candidates should fill out the entry form (enclosed) and offer the copies of the ID and the Student ID card, as well as 7 copies of the composition score.
The composition should be delivered by the registered letter to the Competition Committee before the deadline.
The score of the computer file (PDF format) should be sent via email to sunriverprize2004@qq.com at same time.

◆Mailing Address
Committee of 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students' New Music Composition Competition
Research Institute of Composition Technique,
No.6 Xinsheng Road, Chengdu, 610021 Sichuan, P.R.China

◆ Contact
Mr. Gou Yong
Tel & Fax +86-28-8543 0253
E-mail: sunriverprize2004@qq.com
Deadline: 20th October 2019
(Entries must be received before 20th October 2019)

◆ Website: http://www.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.html
http://www.iscm.org

We recommend the candidates to offer the CD record of the composition, but the audio files are not required.
All materials offered by the candidates (including scores and CD) will not be returned.

◆Award and Prizes
1st Prize (1): RMB ¥15,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
2nd Prize (2): RMB ¥10,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
3rd Prize (3): RMB ¥5,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
Honorable Mention (several): the certificate.

The juries have the rights to decide the prizes and the number of the vacant winners, and the jury's decision is final.

◆Additional Directions
1. During the selection of the competition, any prize-winning composition could be published and played permanently and freely by the sponsors.
2. Please do not write your name and any non-musical notes on the composition score, otherwise the candidates cannot enter for the selecting procedure.
3. The entry form is enclosed (copy is available), which should be posted after being filled out with the record and copies of the composition score.
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/15th-sun...

 EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA
Summary:Cal for Works (Students)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Additional Call for Works for composition students only!

EMTA UMA (New Music Ensemble of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT)

fl, cl, trp, vl, vc, pf,
sx (alto or baritone)

All possible combination from 4 to 7 instruments are welcome. With or without conductor.

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

About: UMA is New Music Ensemble of EAMT. UMA has been part of playing G. Grisey "Les espaces acoustiques" and have working together with K.Penderecki and L.Andriessen.

Supervisors are Taavi Kerikmäe (head of CoPeCo program in EAMT, member of ensemble U:) and Tarmo Johannes (Tarmo: member of ensemble U:).

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Web Site:www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Email:karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...